va Turbiner, CEO of Zufall Health, and James Demetriades, CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, led a ribbon cutting to open Zufall Health Center – Plainsboro. Left to right: Patricia Kao, MD, Medical Director; Frances L. Palm, Chief Operating Officer, Zufall Health; Barbara Yost, Vice President, Network Development, Princeton Health; Barbara Edwards, MD, Academic Director of Ambulatory Residency Program; Turbiner; Bill Shuler, Chairman, Zufall Health Board of Directors; Demetriades; Linda Seeley, Secretary, Zufall Health Board of Directors; Rina Ramirez, MD, FACP, Chief Medical Officer, Zufall Health; and Ayda Tello, Administrative Director.

New Zufall Health Location Opens in Plainsboro

Plainsboro, NJ – On May 1, Zufall Health opened it’s ninth location after taking the helm of a community health center on the Penn Medicine Princeton Health campus in Plainsboro, NJ. The health center has been renamed Zufall Health – Plainsboro.

James Demetriades, CEO of Princeton Health, said the center has always played an important role toward fulfilling Princeton Health’s mission, serving uninsured and underinsured members of the healthcare system’s central New Jersey community.

Zufall Health — a nonprofit federally qualified health center (FQHC) that operates eight other locations and two mobile units in New Jersey — enjoys access to additional resources that will enable it to increase access and expand services, Demetriades said. Zufall Health will provide the same primary and specialty care that were previously available and add podiatry during the first year. Dental care will be added the following year.

Princeton Health will have a representative on Zufall Health’s Board of Directors.

Demetriades commended the center’s staff, many of whom will continue working under Zufall Health; the physicians who volunteer their services; the medical and surgical residents who provide patient care in the center; Ayda Tello, Administrative Director; and Barbara Edwards, MD, former Medical Director, who will continue to manage the residency program at the center.

“You all did excellent work, always,” Demetriades said. “Patients were in the best of hands, and we know that will continue under Zufall Health’s leadership.”

“For more than 30 years, Zufall Health has provided high-quality, comprehensive health services to the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Zufall Health CEO Eva Turbiner. “We are excited to partner with Princeton Health to extend those services to residents of central New Jersey. We are confident that the collaboration will result in increased access and improved health outcomes.”

Andy Williams, 609-695-6173 (mobile)

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